Finally - a card making session, but did I have problems!
I settled down this afternoon to make a wedding card for the young lady who looks after my nails when I have them done. Over the weekend I tried to decide which one of the ideas I had in my mind, I would use for the card. I wanted to use a Crafter's Companion Die-sire Edge'able die that I have. I had actually used it once before & remembered that I did have to run it through the machine a couple of times to get a good cut.
Not today! It took me 3 goes to get anywhere near what I wanted & then when I started taking the die off the card it really hadn't cut all the way. I thought I might be able to take the letters out carefully but it didn't work. Some of them tore & left a ragged edge. I wasn't going to be beaten so I took a slightly different approach. Instead of cutting the die so that it would be on the score line of a folded edge I decided I would cut it & cut away the whole top area. I alos added a card shim just over the area of the idea that hadn'w cut properly before. This really helped.
I used their own Centura Pearl card stock (300gsm). They use it all the time on the TV demo's & the comment always is............. "look how well it cuts, how easy it comes out of the die". Not for me it doesn't, & to be honest I have seen them struggle once or twice - but of course they already have a "blue peter" standby.
Anyway - I did make a card & here is the result;
It is quite a simple design. The Centura pearl card that the die has been cut from is white with a hint of silver. Hence the slightly darker look over the base white card. I chose it because her colours are silver & dusty pink. I am hoping that the ribbon is about the same shade, & I also used it behind the words "wedding day" to lift it from the white card. The little floral ribbon I have had for years & have it in other colours, so it was nice to use some of that as well. Each flower has a little heart shaped "diamond" in the centre to add just a little bling. After all the problems I was really pleased with it.
Tomorrow - I have the Golden Anniversary card to make, & I had been planning to use another of those Edge'able dies. I am having second thoughts now. But we will see.
That's me for tonight. Night night.